BBC Sport - Liverpool fans vindicated on Hillsborough - John Barnes
Liverpool fans vindicated - Barnes
- From the section Football
Former Liverpool midfielder John Barnes says the club's fans have finally been "vindicated" after an independent report on the 1989 Hillsborough disaster is released.
Ninety-six Liverpool fans died after a crush on overcrowded terraces at Sheffield Wednesday's ground during the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest in April 1989.
This week saw the release of a damning report that found that some of the dead might have been saved, and said police had changed witness statements and tried to blame Liverpool fans.
Barnes, who played that day, recalls the players "didn't have a sense of what was going on", and says it has been "sad" for the truth on Hillsborough to take 23 years to come out.